UFFIZIFLAT GALLERY ACROSS WAY!
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
WELCOME IN wwwuffiziapartment.info ** RATED EXCELLENT BY TRIPADVISOR &** AWARD WINNER of EXCELLENCE *2012
Our charming and romantic split-level apartment is located in a pedestrian street (car access is restricted to taxis only), just behind the Uffizi Gallery MAIN ENTRANCE ( ACROSS THE STREET !LITERALLY )
Uffizi Apartment is superbly nestled in the very heart of historic Florence, in an early medieval street behind to the Uffizi Gallery main entrance. As you leave the apartment's building, turn right and walk down the street through the arch of Corridoio Vasariano (the Vasari Corridor, an elevated enclosed passageway which connects Palazzo Vecchio with Palazzo Pitti, passing over the Uffizi Gallery): you will be on the bankside of the River Arno, close to Ponte Vecchio, the famed bridge that houses a moltitude of goldsmiths and jewellery shops, with its medieval workshops overhanging the bridge.
Opposite the apartment's building is the ancient and famous Georgofili Academy (Accademia dei Georgofili) the first public association in Europe specialized in agricultural studies and conservation of the territory since 1753. You will also note the older Torre dei Pulci (a tower deriving its name from a noble family which owned the building), still visibile from the street.
This is a dream location for art lovers!
The apartment is exceptionally convenient and such a time saver for anyone looking to see most of Florence's sights in a short while. Easily, without car, bus, or taxi, you could live the most of this wonderful city, as shown in guides and art books. The area is safe and has plenty of shops, restaurants, cafes and theatres.
In front of the building, a lovely olive tree - symbol of peace wanted by Florence community - will be your point of reference, always showing you the way back home.
2nd floor with LIFT/ ELEVATOR --- In our building it is not necessary a lot work with suitcases or shopping to reach the apartment.
It is 60 sqm arranged over two floors.
1 BEDROOM + separate kitchen + dining room + Convertible bed ( large sofa bed -three quarter bed-NEW) , 1 Bathroom
On the second floor of a period building entirely restored with ELEVATOR, the apartment is graciously furnished and tastefully decorated in typical Florentine style, with wooden beam ceiling and cotto flooring.
It is 60 mqs arranged over two floors and comprises, on lower level: hall with small storage room, separate and fully equipped kitchen with dishes, pots, pans and cooking utensils, fridge (small freezer draw as part of the fridge). In the kitchen there is a small table for breakfast. Microwave oven available.
The living room has dining table with seating for up to 6 people and a comfortable sofa bed (three quarter bed ) for the 3th guest.
Inner stairs lead to the upper level where is a cosy BEDROOM with DOUBLE BED (divisible into two single beds if required) , a built-in closet, a modern bathroom with bath-tub and wall-mounted shower, washbasin, bidet, WC and washing machine (no dryer).
All rooms have windows overlooking the quiet inner courtyard (with no cars parked).
*All windows have a screens to keep mosquitos out to ensure maximum comfort in the summer time
( rare in the houses ).In our apartment it is possible to air the rooms always , without using insecticide during the summer months.
Suitable for 2-3 people. Perfect for couples! FREE WIFI AVAILABLE 24 HOURS .FAST!
--Low season :E.630.00 7nts; E.590.00 /6nts; E 550.00 /5nts; E.484.00 /4nts (Nov-19 Dic/from 7Jan-Febr)
--High season:E.659.00/7nts; E640.00/6nts; E.610.00/ 5nts ; E. 484.00/4nts (March-Oct/20Dec-6 January)
Deposit €200(reservation)**4NIGHT MINIMUM except Christmas, New Year,Easter 1week.
The rates given on the website are for 1-2 people.Additional guest considered
-Payment - PAYPAL or Bank transfer . No credit cards/checks accepted.
Bal of total amount due in cash on arrival.
ARRIVALS LATER THAN 8 PM ARE NOT POSSIBLE.SORRY.THANK YOU! PLEASE CHECK AVAILABILITY in online CALENDAR.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: AMERIGO VESPUCCI (aka PERETOLA) 5 km, Nearest railway: FIRENZE S.M.N (Santa Maria Novella) 1 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
-- Books about art and architecture of Florence are available for your enjoyment. ( excellent pics ) .
You'll also find an up-to-date listing of all the city's events and exhibitions and a guide with the owner's tips about restaurants and shopping. *English uptaded guides to visit Florence and its environs .*Small library of movies ( english version ). Sony DVD player ,TV .All purchased recently.
-- AIR CONDITIONING in the BEDROOM
****ALL WINDOWS HAVE SCREENS TO KEEP MOSQUITOS OUT TO ENSURE MAXIMUM COMFORT IN THE SUMMER ( rare in the city apartments ).
In our apartment it is possible to air the rooms always , without using insecticide during the estival months.
===Our building is a small palace , fully renovated, fews apartments and there is ELEVATOR ;so in our building it is not necessary a lot work with sitcases or shoppings to reach the flat . It is a GREAT COMFORT in the private apartments in the ancient ,medieval ,historic centre of Florence
FREE WIFI NIGHT and DAY .
^^^^^WE OFFER A 15% discount for lunch o dinner at << ANTICO FATTORE>> restaurant " .
^^HIGH TUSCAN QUALITY COOKING^^ .
****Always for our guests welcome gifts upon arrival : florentine arabica coffee ( famous old brand) to make your italian coffe at home by moka machine available in the kitchen ; one bottle of Chianti from florentine hills -high quality -
The Tuscany region
Tuscany is truly a world apart, with its beautiful cities, breathtaking landscapes, art treasures, heavenly food and wine...
Florence is not only art and museums. The fun in Florence never ends: classical theatres or theatres with original performances, cinemas, disco clubs, pubs, wine bars attract a lively crowd all night long. The city is also an active cultural centre and organizes exhibitions and art or music festivals and folklore. The entertainment options are varied and exciting like half-day or full-day sightseeing tours and bike tours.
Florence features some wonderful Italian restaurants. Not only do they offer great Italian cuisine, many are situated in picturesque piazzas and other attractive locations. Florence is very famous for the bistecca alla fiorentina (florentine beef steak), the ribollita (traditional tuscan soup , the trippa (tripe). Tuscany is famous all over the world for its valuable and precious wines.
The area where is located the Uffizi Apartament has plenty of shops, restaurants, pizza-shops, coffee bars, italian fast food where you can taste a great panino (sandwich) and a glass of Chianti! Here are some tips.
In the same street as the apartment is a recently opened wine shop that offers a vast range of Tuscan delicatessen like local cheeses (pecorino di Pienza) and cold cuts (such as salumi di cinta senese), all artisan-made. Around the corner, you can have lunch at Cafè Lambertesca - buffet freddo which serves breakfasts (cappuccino and brioches), hot first courses and second dishes at lunch time, all made according to Florentine tradition. Opposite the Cafè Lambertesca is the Antico Fattore, an old established restaurant that in 1931 conceived a literary prize. It became a real cenacle of the florentine and italian culture. In those years the place was frequented by two future Nobel for the Italian literature: Eugenio Montale and Salvatore Quasimodo. In 1989 the Antico Fattore literary prize was awarded to Toni Morrison (pseudonym of Chloe Anthony Wofford, USA) who was later to receive the Nobel Prize for literature (1993).
Among nearby markets, we recommend Mercato del Porcellino (Porcellino's Market, also known as the Straw Market), famous for hand-made embroidery, leather goods and tradional Florentine crafts. For grocery shopping, do not miss the central S. Lorenzo Market, where you can find everything you need: meat, fish, vegetables, fruits and the best tuscan and italian cheeses.
As for historical cafés, you must visit the Caffè Paszkowski: the beauty of the indoor sitting areas in early '900 style is an ideal frame to taste a good tea or a house appetizer. In 1991 it has been declared an Italian National Monument. In the same square you'll also find Caffè Gilli, the only surviving Belle Époque coffee house in Florence today. In the warm season you can sit at one of the tables outside on piazza della Repubblica, where musicians play classical music and romantic songs: enjoy the famous Italian Café Concerto!
At the apartment, english books about art and architecture of Florence are available for your enjoyment. You'll also find an up-to-date listing of all the city's events and exhibitions and a guide with the owner's tips about restaurants and shopping.
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13 Sep 2013
"In a word: perfect! When can I go back? Quiet, comfortable, convenient."
My husband and I were so very happy to be at this Uffizi apartment! It suited our every need. Firstly, it is family owned and the landlady Rossella could not be more charming and gracious. We felt l… More
11 Aug 2013
Where should I start? The apartment is everything that is described by the owner. The booking was very easy over the internet. Rosella got back to us with detailed directions and other attractions in … More
12 May 2013
"Perfect stay in Florence"
This apartment was better than anything we could have hoped for. Absolutely central, only steps from all the attractions in Florence, directly behind the Uffizi, just around the corner from Ponte Vecc… More
1 Jan 2013
"La mia casa a Firenze"
Yes, this was definitely my home while in Florence. From the moment I met Rossella and we went into the apartment I loved it. It was warm and homely. There were 2 bookshelves crammed with books on Florence to read up on before heading out to see for real and of course, recipe books. Rossella has a folder with information about local shops, how to shop for groceries, telephone number for English speaking doctor, how to call for an ambulance if need be. She really has thought of everything. She gave me a discount voucher for a restaurant around the corner from the apartment which was valid for my whole stay if I wanted. There was a bottle of Chianti wine and a packet of Florentine coffee as gifts. The bedroom and bathroom were upstairs. The bedroom was very comfortable with windows that opened up to the rear of nearby buildings and behind the apartment was the Auditorium S. Stefano al Ponte Vecchio which had concerts each night I was there and if I opened the windows I could hear the beautiful music in the apartment. I went to a concert on my last night in Florence. Other than the beautiful music, there was no other noise and because there is no traffic in the street, was very peaceful.
The apartment has a small front loader washing machine which was fantastic and saved an hour or so sitting in a laundromat. Rossella has a fold up clothes airer which, because the bedroom was so large, was not in the way, and my washing dried quite quickly without the need for a clothes dryer. There is an iron and I think there may have been an ironing board but I didn't need to use either. There are even large umbrellas in the entry hall. Rossella even provides laundry washing powder , handwash and bath/shower foam.
The kitchen is small with a small fridge, microwave and 2 electric hotplates. There is also a toaster and stove top espresso coffee pot which I used more than anything.
The sitting room is cosy with a sofa which can be folded out to make a double bed. There is a dining table with 6 chairs and a lovely sideboard.
There is a TV and DVD/CD player and excellent wifi which I used for my iPad with no difficulties.
Throughout the apartment there are prints, statues and lamps that ooze "homely".
The location is perfect, literally a minute's walk from the front door to the Uffizi in one direction and the Ponte Vecchio in the other. Because of the location it was so easy to walk around and pop back to the apartment for a toilet break and yet another coffee, which of course is self defeating.
Rossella came back to the apartment the day before my departure and brought me more gifts to take home to remind me of Florence.
My experience in Florence in Casa di Rossella was perfect, I just wish it was mine!!
30 Nov 2012
"A Lovely, Convenient Apartment"
The owner was waiting for us at the apartment, as arranged. A very pleasant lady with a welcoming personality and good English. She spent about an hour showing us around Florence, treated us to wonder… More
5 Apr 2012
"LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION"
Most of Floence's most famous landmarks on your doorstep.
Out of the front door you are facing the Uffizi Gallery across the street, with the entrance around the corner. Under the arch at the end of the street below Cosimo de Medici's Vasari Corridor are the River Arno and the Ponte Vecchio.
If Doctor Who came to Florence, this is surely where the Tardis would appear!!
The duplex apartment is a wonderful homely base, and you never saw anywhere more comprehensibly equipped. Rosella has thought of everything you could possibly need.
Needless to say, we'll be back.
3 Oct 2011
"Good location, quiet and comfortable"
We chose the Uffizi Apartment for its central position and because Rossella responded promptly each time we sent a question. It is located at the heart of historical Florence, 20 m from the Uffizi Ga… More
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